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'Three Little Pigs CD' Banned From Government-Backed Awards For Offending Muslims And Builders
Daily Mail ^ | 24th January 2008 | SARAH HARRIS

Posted on 01/23/2008 6:32:50 PM PST by DogByte6RER

'Three Little Pigs CD' banned from Government-backed awards for offending Muslims and builders

By SARAH HARRIS

A story based on The Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a Government-backed awards event because it might offend Muslims... and builders.

The digital book, retelling the classic children's tale, was criticised by judges who said "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

They also claimed the award-winning CD-rom, entitled The Three Little Cowboy Builders, might "alienate parts of the workforce (building trade)".

The "virtual" book is designed for use on computers and interactive whiteboards and aimed at primary school children.

Its publishers, Shoo-Fly, insist there is nothing offensive in it.

But judges for the annual BETT awards, which recognise excellence in educational technology, claimed they had "concerns about the Asian community" and insisted "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

As a result, they "could not recommend this product to the Muslim community".

Anne Curtis, of Newcastle-based Shoo Fly, said the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was a "slap in the face" and described the criticism as "inflammatory".

Mrs Curtis said the product was "tongue in cheek" and took a humorous look at the building trade, with an attack on cowboy builders.

The awards are run by Becta, the Government's educational technology agency, Emap Education and the British Educational Suppliers Association.

They said: "This failed to reach the required standard across a number of criteria... In particular, the product was not sufficiently convincing on curriculum and innovation grounds to be shortlisted."

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 4cryingoutloud; birtain; britain; dhimmitude; diversity; eurabia; greatbritain; islam; muhammadsminions; multicult; muslims; pc; pigs; uk; wot
Way to keep a stiff upper lip Brits! (snort!)
1 posted on 01/23/2008 6:32:53 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Photobucket Offensive? Publishers of the CD have described the Government education quango's ban as 'political correctness gone mad'
2 posted on 01/23/2008 6:34:18 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

This is a joke, right?


3 posted on 01/23/2008 6:36:10 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: DogByte6RER

If these guys sneezed they’d die of a heart attack. Pigs are pigs for pete’s sake. Are they really that much of a coward?


4 posted on 01/23/2008 6:36:57 PM PST by RC2
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Photobucket This little Allah piggy endorse this book!
5 posted on 01/23/2008 6:37:23 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I expect a name like “Shoo-fly” would probably get some of our race pimps wound up here in the states, too.


6 posted on 01/23/2008 6:37:57 PM PST by beelzepug ("Your life is nothing but the sum of your decisions.")
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To: DogByte6RER
...They also claimed the award-winning CD-rom, entitled The Three Little Cowboy Builders, might

Not a peep about offending Cowboys though? WTF?

/h

7 posted on 01/23/2008 6:38:39 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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Photobucket
8 posted on 01/23/2008 6:39:44 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Image hosted by Photobucket.com what a pathetic bunch of WANKERS!!!
9 posted on 01/23/2008 6:41:24 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: ladyjane

Beat me to it...but I’m afraid it’s not.


10 posted on 01/23/2008 6:42:57 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: DogByte6RER
Here is the substitute curriculum...because there are two sides to every story.


11 posted on 01/23/2008 6:44:44 PM PST by Dutchgirl (Not Slick Mickey, not Rudy the Zipper, not McQueeg, not Ron Pat Paulsen.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Britain is lost.


12 posted on 01/23/2008 6:45:00 PM PST by AIM-54
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To: DogByte6RER

This is stupid.


13 posted on 01/23/2008 6:45:43 PM PST by freekitty
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To: DogByte6RER

bump


14 posted on 01/23/2008 6:46:43 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: DogByte6RER

15 posted on 01/23/2008 6:46:50 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DogByte6RER
Where's the pic of Islamic Rage Boy!
16 posted on 01/23/2008 6:47:56 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: K4Harty

I’ll bet these British fops would promote “Brokeback Mountain: The Book” for children.

THen they would really have their “heads up” for the Moslem backlash and backslash.

Britain: The bad dream that still exists.

Guess you can still say “Long live the Queen” (and not mean Freddie Mercury). But not for long!


17 posted on 01/23/2008 6:50:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: DogByte6RER

We should at least show some tolerance for muslims and their beliefs. In their religion, they regard pigs as unclean, so they shouldn’t be just carelessly discussed unless referring to Jews or Christians.


18 posted on 01/23/2008 6:51:36 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: DogByte6RER
This story offends me, but that makes no difference to school officials:


19 posted on 01/23/2008 7:00:21 PM PST by CASchack
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To: DogByte6RER

This little piggy became a dhimmi.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy converted to Islam.
This little piggy did not.
And this little piggy got his head cut off for offending Muslims.


20 posted on 01/23/2008 7:00:46 PM PST by faq (Enthusiastically supporting my 3rd choice for President.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Government education quango's ban as 'political correctness gone mad'

So True...

Threads like this are so many here in FR... it only proves that Britain is gradually becoming a dhimmi state... and i wonder who will they call for rescue when things get out of control.

21 posted on 01/23/2008 7:02:06 PM PST by ChristianDefender (I Hear, I Forget. I See, I Remember. I Do, I Understand.)
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To: DogByte6RER

This is too much. I think I’m going to have to get a ham sandwich after reading this!


22 posted on 01/23/2008 7:08:45 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

The bullets in my rifle are dipped in bacon grease.

GRRRRRR......!!

):^(


23 posted on 01/23/2008 7:20:40 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: DogByte6RER
I wonder if it will ever occur to craven western idiots that the only things that are not offensive to muslims are other muslims.

I personally think there should be a holiday created strictly for the purpose of offending them.

Up Mohammed!

24 posted on 01/23/2008 7:31:33 PM PST by VR-21
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To: DogByte6RER
The UK is going downhill fast.

censorship by govt to appease crazy muslims, not even normal muslims but the crazies

25 posted on 01/23/2008 7:34:04 PM PST by GeronL
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To: beelzepug
I expect a name like “Shoo-fly” would probably get some of our race pimps wound up here in the states, too.

Can you imagine the flap over a CD featuring Little Black Sambo.

26 posted on 01/23/2008 7:46:06 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: VR-21

I’m sorry to have to disagree. But, muslims hate all non-muslims — followed closely by hating all muslims who don’t belong to the same sect that they do.


27 posted on 01/23/2008 8:27:22 PM PST by tntraveler (tntraveler)
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To: DogByte6RER

Those damn builders. Imposing their will on all the soon to be uneducated, ignorant and backward thinking kids in the name of the local 120. If I were the head of that union I’d publicly distance myself from this BS. (We all know the union guys built the third house.)


28 posted on 01/23/2008 8:27:28 PM PST by enduserindy (Living in Indy just got better! Ah Colts! Hi Mom! Vote for America! (I had to do it!))
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To: DogByte6RER

The lesson is becoming more and more obvious all the time: lop off a few heads and you will get serious, indeed, paranoid diaper-wetting, respect from libs and retro-reds.
Is this really something they want us to learn?


30 posted on 01/23/2008 8:32:54 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: DogByte6RER

You’re kiddin’ me...


31 posted on 01/23/2008 8:53:26 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Dutchgirl

32 posted on 01/23/2008 8:58:42 PM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: ladyjane

“This is a joke, right?”

That was my first thought too but, sadly, it’s not. As I see it there’s not much hope for once Great Britain. The ongoing capitulation to the demands of the increasingly thin skinned Muslims continues unabated and seems, at least judging by what we constantly read, to be tearing the heart and soul out of British culture. Why this is being allowed to happen, I will never understand.


33 posted on 01/24/2008 3:21:34 AM PST by Mila
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To: DogByte6RER

Then pigs themselves need to be banned. No more raising them because a muslim may drive by a farm with pigs and be offended.. Remove pork from stores because a muslim may walk by it and be offended.


34 posted on 01/24/2008 3:29:08 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: dfwgator

Three Little Pigs lyrics

Why don’t you
Sit right back
And I
I may tell you
A tale
A tale of 3
Little pigs
And a big
Bad
Wolf
1 (x2)
1, 2
Well, the first little piggy
Well, he was kinda hick, he spent most of his days just day-dreamin’ of
the city
And then one day
He bought a guitar
He moved to Hollywood to become a star
But living on the farm, he knew nothing of the city
Built his house outta straw, what a pity
Then one day
Jammin’ on some chords
Along came the wolf
Knockin’ on his door
(x2) Little pig, little pig, let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny-chin-chin (x2)
Well, I’m huffin’
I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
(x2) Huff and
Puff and
Blow your house in (x2)
Huffin’ and I’ll puffin’ and I’ll blow your house in
Well, the second little piggy
Well, he was kinda stokin’, spent most of his days just a ganja smokin’
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ down on Venice Beach
Gettin’ paid money for religious speech
Built his shelter from what he garbage picked
Mostly made up of old cans and sticks
Then one day he was crankin’ out Bob Marley
Along came the wolf on his big, bad Harley
(x2) Little pig, little pig, let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny-chin-chin (x2)
Well, I’m huffin’
I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
(x2) Huff and
Puff and
Blow your house in (x2)
Huffin’ and I’ll puffin’ and I’ll blow your house in
Well, the third little piggy
A grade A student, his daddy was a rock star
Named Pig Nugent
Earned his Master’s Degree
From Harvard College
Built his house from his architect knowledge
A tri-level mansion
Hollywood Hills
Daddy’s rock stardom
Paid for the bills
Then one day came the old house masher
The big bad wolf, the little piggy slasher
(x2) Little pig, little pig, let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny-chin-chin (x2)
Well, I’m huffin’
I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
(x2) Huff and
Puff and
Blow your house in (x2)
Huffin’ and I’ll puffin’ and I’ll blow your house in
Well, the big bad wolf
Well, he huffed
And he puffed
All that he could
And low and behold the little piggy’s house stood
“It’s made out of concrete”
The little piggy shouted
The wolf just frowned
As he pouted so they called 9 11
Like any piggy would
They sent out Rambo
Just as fast
As they could
Yo
Wolf face
I’m your worst nightmare
Your ass is mine
1 (x2)
1, 2
Well, the wolf fell dead as you can plainly see
And that’s the end of story
For you and me
But still give a listen
You just may
Hear the big wolf and little piggies say
(x2) Little pig, little pig, let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny-chin-chin (x2)
Well, I’m huffin’
I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
(x3) Huff and
Puff and
Blow your house in (x3)
Huffin’ and I’ll puffin’ and I’ll blow your house in (x4)
And the moral of the story is
That bands with no talent can easily amuse idiots with a stupid puppet
show


35 posted on 01/24/2008 3:31:24 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: DogByte6RER

36 posted on 01/24/2008 3:36:38 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: beelzepug
“Shoo-fly”

That is the name of a black-strap molasses type pie made by th PA Dutch, Mennonites and Amish. I was never weened off that stuff. Very tasty and fattening. :)

37 posted on 01/24/2008 3:41:07 AM PST by moonman
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To: DogByte6RER

“A story based on The Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a Government-backed awards event because it might offend Muslims... and builders. “

What the heck is going on across the pond with the British government?

Have teh Brits become so degenerate that they apporve of pandering to these Islamic nutjobs? Or are there so many of these invading scum polluting their landscape that they are afraid not to pander to them shamlessly?

Islam is a cult for sun-baked lunatics. Just yesterday in Malaysia the Muslims decided to fine supermarkets which don’t force men and women to use separate check-out lines.

Do we really want their lunacy transplanted to the west? Any Muslims who come here should be FORCED to conform to our social standards or kicked out. Better not to let them in in the first place.


38 posted on 01/24/2008 3:53:13 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Mila; Allegra; Lurkin Lurch
Well put. You took the words out of my mouth (well off of my typing fingers)! This crap is so far out of control that I sadly do not see any way back for Britain unless the people take to the streets in a coup. I say arm the indigenous Brits and let ‘em loose!
39 posted on 01/24/2008 6:58:43 AM PST by wazoo1031
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To: DogByte6RER
Photobucket

Here now this is better.

40 posted on 01/24/2008 11:00:50 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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